Taltarni T Series wines celebrate Taltarni’s new dynamism whilst reflecting on its history and integrity for making superb varietal wines. ‘T’ within the famous cartouche signifies the essence of Taltarni and is symbolic to its complete wine collection.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Sweet mix of tropical and stone fruit aromas, leading to a long, soft, well balanced palate. Winestate, April 2009
Winery Tasting Notes
The mild spring and summer leading into the 2008 harvest provided fantastic conditions for producing aromatic, fruit driven white wines. The long, cool ripening season enabled the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon to develop a full spectrum of varietal flavours, whilst retaining superb natural acidity. The Sauvignon Blanc components were picked in three separate harvests: early for fresh, zesty citrus characters, mid for blackcurrant and passionfruit flavours and late for tropical fruit notes and palate texture and weight. The grapes were harvested at night to maximize freshness. They were de-stemmed, crushed and membrane pressed. The juice was cold settled, racked and then the different parcels fermented in stainless steel using six different yeast strains. The wine was kept on light lees and stirred fortnightly for four months. The parcels were then blended, stabilized and filtered prior to bottling.
The 2008 is a pale straw with bright green tints. It is fresh and lively with lemon, passionfruit and mango notes from the Sauvignon Blanc complemented by straw and guava flavours from the Semillon. The refreshingly zesty natural acidity is perfectly complemented by persistent, sweet fruit and a textural mid-palate from the lees contact.